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The Leading Journal of the Music Products Industry since 1890


The Global 225
Ranking The Leading Music Companies Worldwide
+ The Global Markets Report

The two-part Global Music Industry Sales Report is the only data package of its kind. In the Top 225 portion, we provide sales volume and statistics for the world's top manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio products. Among the ranked companies are marquee brands such as Yamaha, Steinway, and Taylor, as well as many less familiar names that play important roles in the global music market. The accompanying Global Markets Report offers country-by-country market data and year-to-year trends for the top 43 countries where music products are sold. Data includes total music sales, sales-per-capita, and demographic information. With this data, it's possible study market sizes and characteristics from Chile to China. 

How large is the world's music market? Which countries produce the most? How many people are employed, by country, in the music market? These questions, and many others, are answered in this invaluable report.

Available formats:

PDF: $35

Microsoft Excel + PDF: $89.95 - Spreadsheets include five years of sales history with year-over-year comparisons, employment histories, and complete contact information including phone, website, email, fax, and CEO.

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Here is a sample of data presented on the world’s top 225 musical instrument and audio companies:

Company Est. Sales Employees CEO Country
Yamaha Corp. $3,735,660,000 20,400 Takuya Nakata Japan
Gibson Brands $1,325,500,000 3,500 James Curleigh USA
Harman Professional $1,012,000,000 3,000 Mohit Parasher USA
Gold Peak Industries $804,940,000 2,350 Victor Lo Chung Wing Hong Kong
Sennheiser Elect. $773,640,000 2,360 Jorg Sennheiser Germany
Kawai $728,000,000 2,833 Hirotaka Kawai Japan
Shure Inc. $694,000,000 1,305 Christine Schyvinck USA
Fender Musical Inst. $585,000,000 1,800 Andy Mooney USA
Pioneer DJ $560,000,000 260 Akio Moriwaki Japan

The Top 225 ranking includes total sales volumes, plus much more data, for the world's largest music markets. The following countries top the list (sales volume in millions):

United States $7,000
Japan $1,475
China $1,383
Germany $1,005
France $744
Canada $738
United Kingdom $544
Italy $389
Australia $372
Korea $299
Brazil $289


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